Stephanie Flores

ENG 1121- D439


Final Portfolio



I believe that I don’t have fears. I’ve been hurt by insects. Some even made me lose consciousness. However, there is one fear I have which is fireworks. I know a friend that his face reconstructed because of denotation. Chunks of meat and flesh had to be removed from the floor and walls in case it was needed later on.


Stay away from that explosive.


My shelf/My influences


  1. Too Good At Goodbyes by Sam Smith
  2. Jealous by Labrinth
  3. Impossible by Shontelle


  1. Taken
  2. The Equalizer
  3. The Pursuit of Happiness


  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Respond to “Shitty First Drafts”

When I write essay my initial routine is to write many thoughts that I have. I was not surprised by the chapter’s title at all. As I read the title I knew I was going to able to relate to the author. When she described that she would sit down with her notes reminded me of the steps I take to when writing essays. In my opinion changing the way I write won’t have to change at all in order to write a “shitty first draft”.

Navigating Genres


To be honest I’m not very confident in writing a piece based on the genre of Facebook. Yes, i might have more knowledge about this type of social media than an adult. Some parents and grandparents are not familiar with even using a phone because “it’s a lot of technology for me” what my mom says all the time. Unlike us millennials who are attracted to ours phones. Older people might have difficulty communicating through Facebook unlike us who can text four people in different social media. My favorite tiptoe from Dirks newspaper The Onion would be “Myspace Outrage Leaves Millions Friendless” which made me laugh a bit because I remember that during that time it was one of the most popular social media and now mostly everyone forgot about it.


Rip Recipe


1 white onion

1 red onion

2 garlic cloves

2 tbsp olive oil

½ tsp chilli flakes

110g dark soft brown sugar

600g tomato ketchup

110g dark soy sauce

Salt and pepper

1 rack of ribs

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 150

Step 2: Peel and cut the onion, then crush garlic

Step 3: On medium heat in a frying pan until it’s hot add in the oil, onion and garlic. You are going to up to 4 to 5 minutes until it soft.

Step 4: Add chilli if you like spices,then mix with tomato ketchup and brown sugar up to 1 to 2 minutes. (Reminder if you cook it for too long it will be really hot)

Step 5: Add everything with the soy sauce and tomato ketchup and stir fry up to 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 6 : Put in the rib into a deep pot and place into the oven for 40 minutes.


How To Have a Healthy Relationship


  • Patience
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Time
  • Love

Step 1: Get along with that person.

Step 2: Understand and listen to their point of view without criticizing.

Step 3: Love them for who they are and help them understand their mistakes.

Step 4: Don’t expect that person to be perfect everyone has virtues and flaws.

Step 5: Love yourself first before loving someone else.

Essay Research

The purpose of my research is to show that women can be a successful chef. Men dominate the industry as chefs. However many people believe women aren’t capable of having a stressful and tough job like being in a kitchen. As a female I believe that men always try to women look like sassy or arrogant if they are successful chefs. However men are applauded for being strong willed and stubborn. In a article named “ I’m a Women and a Chef. I Shouldn’t Have to Care If You Like Me” in a female chef who participated in a “Top Chef” was winner of the first season. During the competition she got negative feedback on her attitude.


She is able to describe the struggle women go through in the industry. Her experience demonstrates that it is difficult to achieve your accomplishments as a woman in a industry dominated by men. Sometimes being power can intimidate others. Meanwhile, many females make their their way to the top pushing aside the boundaries that men might create on the way. That’s the reason why sometimes women might come of as a “Arrogant” referred in the article.  


Work Cited